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Obituary of Joseph E. Campion
Joseph E. Campion, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with his loving family by his side and was the beloved husband of the late Leah Fay Van Note Campion. Born in Hudson Falls, NY on September 24, 1933, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Lehan) Campion and was a longtime resident of Trumbull.
He graduated from Saranac Central High School in New York in 1951. He was involved in basketball, baseball, cross country and ski team. He joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. He was discharged in June 1954 with the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer. He went on to Rider University on a GI Bill from 1954 to 1958, graduating with a BS in Commerce. He was selected for "Who's Who in Colleges and Universities".
Starting in 1959 he was employed at Lennen & Newell then Dancer-Fitzgerald as Media Supervisor, followed by Ogilvy & Mather as Senior VP, Director of Broadcast Operations. He went on to Chesebrough-Ponds as Director of Media/Advertising Services and lastly, at Unilever, U.S. having been promoted to Director of Media Services and President of its in-house media unit, L&L Media and then retired December 1998 as Corporate VP, Media Services.
He enjoyed his retirement years painting and participating at Silvermine Art School. A member of the Tashua Knolls Senior Men's Club, he served as President 2008-2009. He remained active playing golf and bowling in the Senior Men's Club.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Campion, daughters Laurie Campion Miller and husband Jason, Lisa Campion Ruderman and husband Charles and four grandchildren, Nicholas Taylor, Danielle Ruderman, her fiancé Matthew Pierce, Joseph Taylor, his wife Nikki and Tyler Ruderman, his girlfriend Jackie Nuzzo, a brother-in-law, Frank Van Note and sister-in-law's, Linda Campion and Emily Van Note Spendiff, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Daniel Campion and Marjorie Wiley.
A service will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Friends and relatives may greet the family on Wednesday morning from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Interment will be private.
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